Road to Bali


Road to Bali

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The sixth of the "Road" series of films featuring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, this film is loaded with guest stars. The two guys both fall for lovely Dorothy Lamour in this frolicking story, which finds them trying their hand at deep-sea diving, fighting cannibals, and dodging Amazonian women.

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Bob Hope
as Harold Gridley
Bing Crosby
as George Cochran
Dorothy Lamour
as Princess Lala
Murvyn Vye
as Ken Arok
Ralph Moody
as Bhoma Da
Leon Askin
as Ramayana
Jane Russell
as Herself
Dean Martin
as Himself
Jerry Lewis
as Himself
Bob Crosby
as Himself
Jack Claus
as Specialty dancer
Bernie Gozier
as Bo Kassar
Shela Fritz
as Chief's Wife
Ethel K. Reiman
as Chief's Wife
Irene K. Silva
as Chief's Wife
Kuka Tuitama
as Warrior
Charles Mauu
as Warrior
Al Kikume
as Warrior
Mylee Haulani
as Beautiful Girl in Basket
Kukhie Kuhns
as Fat Woman in Basket
Larry Chance
as Attendant
Bunny Lewbel
as Lalah (age 7)
Patricia Dane
as Handmaiden
Sue Casey
as Handmaiden
Patti McKaye
as Handmaiden
Judy Landon
as Handmaiden
Leslie Charles
as Handmaiden
Jean Corbett
as Handmaiden
Betty Onge
as Handmaiden
Roy Gordon
as Eunice's father
Harry Cording
as Verna's father
Jan Kayne
as Verna
Allan Nixon
as Eunice's brother
Douglas Yorke
as Verna's Brother
Mary Kanae
as Old Crone
Bismark Auelua
as Lesser Priest
Bhogwan Singh
as Lesser Priest
Chanan Singh Sohi
as Lesser Priest
Jerry Groves
as Lesser Priest
Richard Keene
as Conductor
Donald Lawton
as Employment Agency Clerk
Humphrey Bogart
as Charlie Allnut
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Hoo-boy! The boys are on their last legs in this effort to kick the mule to get another mile out of it, only the poor animal is just about dead. Game and spirited kicking almost give the illusion that animal is moving ... but its not. The only reason to take this trip (as Paramount well understood) was the charisma of its leads, but there's really nothing here for you.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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The hapless duo go diving for sunken treasure in the South Pacific, which leaves ample scope for jokes about amorous gorillas, rubber giant squids and a wealth of glamorous island maidens. By this time, the Road movies had settled into a production line comfort zone, and the flat direction which lacks the necessary pizazz of the great musicals combined with the deeply unconvincing sound stage bound locations means that Bali relies entirely on the amiability of its stars. But let's face it, these old pros were never going to disappoint. The stream of Vaudevillian skits and songs are very familiar to anyone who knows the series and Hope and Crosby's usual backstabbing and bickering is just as fun as always. It's a bit like watching an extended sketch from a Morecambe And Wise Christmas Special in that the knockabout charm of its stars outweighs the quality of the gags to the point where you can't help laughing at even the weakest of jokes; the groans are just as amusing as the chuckles! Very old school, but still fun.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

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This should have been the last "Road" movie, it's a lot better than road to hong kong. I really liked this movie it's very funny and the story is good.

Aj V
Aj V

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A light-hearted comedy and one of the better "Road To" movies featuring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope delivering one-liners and Hollywood inside jokes. The movie kicks off in classic slapstick fashion with Hope and Crosby bailing from the big city to remote South America, to find themselves at the peril of wicked native cults. So far, so good. Crosby and Hope's timing is perfect and you can tell how much of their dialogue is ad-libbed. Yet, despite being inspired by classic comic duos such as Laurel & Hardy or Martin & Lewis, they never reach the same quality. They comic genius of Laurel is nowhere to be found and the music numbers never reach the quality of Dino's. Still, the movie's humour is refreshingly surreal, constantly breaking the fourth wall and you cannot help laughing when Bob Hope proclaims: "He is going to sing now folks, time to get some popcorn". Hope and Crosby joke about the Oscars, other actors, other movies, their off-screen persona, the movie itself ("Is the Picture over ?"). The movie has a tendency to be very campy at times. Have you ever imagined Dorothy Lamour peddling in a lagoon within native ruins, singing and wearing nutin' for the butim' ? Well, here is your chance to see it. I highly recommend this movie if you are into classic Hollywood, the movie feels like taking a trip with some friends down the Hollywood Blvd. Watch it here: Henrik

Henrik Schunk
Henrik Schunk

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